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Venkatesh Mulabagilu - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The pricing model is affordable, and a good way to get started on the EA Journey. 

IvanSchotsmans - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use the Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect to guide the enterprise data model used for documentation.

PalcsoAttila - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The primary use cases are electronic signature design. The electronic signature is typically the NETLOCK, and the electric number is a secret, so it's the NETLOCK electronic signature. The solution is deployed on-premises.

reviewer1405377 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Our customers are using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect for enterprise architecture modeling, where interrelationship among different enterprise entities.

ManonVan Rooijen - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use it mainly for enterprise and business architecture including application landscape and interface landscape. In some instances, we use it for business processes and roadmapping.

reviewer977976 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We are using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect for model-based system engineering.

Luke Zhao - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

We use Sparx to design the whole enterprise architecture, from the highest level down to the physical level, and to generate those XML messages. Also, we generate the DDL for the database to support DevOps.

Anuj Shahi - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I use it to demonstrate Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and architecture repository. I also demonstrate the document generation facility of the tool. It has got a plugin named BRC, binary enterprise architecture system integration, and I use that to show to my participants' diagram-driven architecture, gap analysis using diagrams, work package creations, and architecture roadmap creation. It is a desktop solution. I have purchased the desktop version.

Roland Kossow - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10User

I use Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect (EA) in many situations where I need to structure thoughts. Primarily, it is an EA tool. I use it when I have projects where I am in the Architect role. Modeling systems in EA is far superior to doing it in Excel or Word documents. Especially in Software Development projects, it is a neat feature that you can create code from UML-Models and that you can import source code and EA creates classes from the code. I use it on a fast Workstation in diverse modeling situations within Enterprise Architecture, but also Software Architecture projects.

Igor Malik - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

My job is about helping the organization to create a functional solution. I build models for the organization at the business layer, application layer, etc. It also involves integration with other tools, such as erwin, for data modeling.

reviewer1632210 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20MSP

We use it for data modeling, business process modeling, and all kinds of enterprise architecture tasks such as DoDAF, ArchiMate, SysML, and UML. We do a lot of data modeling, model transformation, and GIS modeling with it. We are using its latest version.

reviewer1599021 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I want a solution that can interface with Jira and Confluence, both of which my customers have, as well as with that of Bizagi.

reviewer1582014 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We use this solution for our enterprise architecture and all forms of data modeling using UML. Within our company, there are roughly 25 employees using this solution. We use this solution a lot. In fact, we plan on using it to cover all of our enterprise architecture-related tasks.

reviewer1496388 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I use Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect to model BPM, UML, model enterprise architecture, and use with ArchiMate.

reviewer1479141 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use it for model-based system engineering (MBSE).

reviewer1539018 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I am in a new company, and we are beginning the process of modeling the architecture. We're using Enterprise Architect for that.

Ivan Karev - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

We started to build an architecture based on this tool. We use if for enterprise architecture with multiple domains.

Kim Dijkstra - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We're still investigating it on the structural side. Our primary focus is on CCML and UML, the creation of documents, and requirement management. After that, we will teach our company about how we're going to use the product. I am using its latest version. It is deployed on-premises on the company cloud.

Joshua Shoresh - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

We're doing enterprise architecture work primarily. In one case we're looking at enterprise data modeling. In another case is mostly business architecture.

Maja Jakobik - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I work for a big government organization, and I am an advisor. I provide advice about the standard IT solutions, BI solutions, and integration solutions. I advise about the standards that we have. We are trying to make everything as standardized as possible for the whole organization. While advising, I think about whether a solution is good enough and meets the standards. I also consider if we have to do some upgrades or if we need to change the solution. I only give advice. I am not the one making decisions.

reviewer1468590 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Vendor

I'm primarily using the solution for architecture design.

Riaz-Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer

When I'm developing some of my applications, I collect the requirements from the customer and understand the workflows for different scenarios. I then model the workflows as the point of reference for the development team.

reviewer1441938 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I am using Sparx for narrow purposes. I am not doing any exports and am mostly designing in the Model pipe in ArchiMate. My skills are not widespread.

Muhammad Ashfaq - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

We are using this solution for data modeling, data warehouses. We build the data models in the tool. We are creating models, and working on workflows for creating the data models. There will be other teams that will change or modify them. We are looking to have a process where other teams can change the data models and then their changes will be reviewed by the owners. Those are the workflows we are looking to link by using Sparx.

Marc Lampron - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Enterprise architecture: Capabilities and business services modeling, business processes mapping and analysis, project prioritization and planning (using ArchiMate and BPMN notations); Information architecture: Business information model (Information Entities modeling and Security Classification of entities (Availability, Integrity, Confidentiality) (using UML notation and specific TAG values); Solution architecture: Conceptual components architecture (using ArchiMate or UML notation); Integration of all models in a central collaborative with multi-users, multi-domains, and a multileveled architecture repository structured and organized following the TOGAF 9.x Content model.

Terry Watts - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

There are several ‘primary’ use case: 1: Designing a solution 2: Reverse-engineering the solution from a poorly documented code base - all too common in my 25 years of coding. 3: Communication of concepts, rules, ideas to devs, testers, dev team management 4: Importantly keeping the evolving codebase and the design ‘close-coupled’, with EA that is easy. Code evolves and sometimes the design often changes a lot - how often do devs avoid the design because it’s just way outdated?? It should be the first port of call in a bug fix - not the last. High/Low-level Design, Test case identification. Mindmapping, functional requirements elicitation, use case elicitation, test cases, activity diagrams. I am a contract developer/designer, for me, it’s vital to get up to speed quickly with new and complex systems. I have often used my own EA license to get a handle on the real model - for me, that's been vital.

reviewer1383339 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We use it for modeling and for making strategy.

reviewer1355997 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I use the solution primarily to get some design done and to have some guidance and documentation.

MichaelSukachev - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Our primary use case is as a UML tool, a diagramming tool that also enables you to build an inventory of different objects and different entities. We are a customer of Sparx and I am an enterprise architect.

Ken Sayers - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The primary use case is product architecture.

DBJones_Aus - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I was using this solution to document a Business Architecture, and including BPMN 2.0 Process Models that were then used to create Process Design documents. We were running V13.0 in an internal network with the then third-party product, and Prolaborate. The implementation of Prolaborate was in a test environment and this became an increasingly frustrating problem.

AllanKowalski - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Creating a repository for an entire enterprise and then creating a custom fit set of concepts, tools and process.

Endre Domiczi - PeerSpot reviewer

I primarily use this product for teaching at the University in Bali. I use it to teach project modeling, sometimes it is used to illustrate code, reverse engineering, code generation, and nowadays systems modeling. Some simulation, as well, but it's not really mainstream. I know that this solution is also good for business modeling. However, I do not do that as much because I am involved in embedded systems, and these days people talk a lot about IoT.

it_user957645 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

In my company at the moment, many people have difficulty in using Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. It is not easy for someone who is not experienced with the platform. It's not the correct level for our requirements. You cannot just open and start Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. This is the entry barrier for inexperienced users. From the perspective of inexperienced users, the product needs improvement.

Mbuso Khanyile - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We used this solution to implement a turn-key, ERP project. I was the system architect for this project.

Charles  England - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I've used it in six organisations over 10 years.

RobertSUZIC - PeerSpot reviewer

(Enterprise) solution architecture.

John Lamb - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Architecture Design (component, deployment), Reference Architecture (enterprise, technology) and Solution Management (external artifacts) accessible globally to all of IT via AWS cloud.

Olaf Kruidhof - PeerSpot reviewer

I use this enterprise solution to trace business needs, analyze information, and for implementation in an international government environment.

Richard  Reiter - PeerSpot reviewer

It is the perfect tool.

George  Mitchell - PeerSpot reviewer

This solution is the design tool for all enterprise architecture work. It is used to depict the current situation, as well as the future platform, and discuss the gaps required to implement the future platform.

Michael Justus - PeerSpot reviewer

Cheap and affordable tool to generate architecture artifacts. This is a well-known vendor whose tool has been used by at least two colleagues on my team.

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